Silly Mr. Where did he go with his beard on his knee, his shoes of brown and his godpapa's cup? He didn't tumble down, so he must have tumbled up. But, I really, Mr. Ticklefeather, said "Mr. Ticklefeather, "Better come down and play with me. I was born in Colorado in April of , so the date one of your other readers sent sounds about right. My mother recited this and Little Orphan Annie so often, that by the time I was five I had memorized them both.
Glad I could help. There needs to be a correction on the date. I was born in My mom read this to me and I memorized some of the rhyme before moving from my birth town when I was five years old. My mother said it was in a magazine, but could not remember which one. I checked out the magazines I thought it might be in, but never found it.
Thank you so much for bringing this delightful poem back to me. Regarding the tapestry story, a similar one appeared in Children's Digest Magazine, probably between and , of a princess or lord's daughter about to be forced to marry against her will.
An expert needleworker, she tried to drown her sorrows while waiting for the inevitable marriage by working on an enormous tapestry. Upon stitching a likeness of her dog into the tapestry, her dog disappeared, the likeness being so perfect he couldn't exist in two places at once. Realizing what had happened, the girl stitched herself into the tapestry to escape the unwanted marriage.
This isn't Andre Norton's Through a Needle's Eye , about a girl crippled by polio who meets an old woman with similar needleworking abilities. Molesworth, The Tapestry Room, , copyright. Possibly this is the story of Hugh and Jeanne, two small children who find a way into the great tapestry via various means little rubber attachments on the feet or by wings. Try this link These are not the correct books.
The title I am looking for is The Magic Mountain. It is a collection of short stories. The first story in the book is also The Magic Mountain. The last story in the book is The Tapestry. Neither of the two suggestions fit the book I'm inquiring about. I believe the cover of the book shows the two children climbing a mountain, but I no longer believe the name of the book to be The Magic Mountain. It may be Children's Stories. The tapestry story still holds. Wanting to investigate a movement she saw, she finds a way to enter the tapestry in spirit form to help, leaving her body lieing on a cot beneath the tapestry.
I, too, have sought for a book about 'Twinkle and Boo', two kittens who get into michief. I didn't have the right title! The answer is Dorothy Grider, The Little Ballerina , Might this be The Little Ballerina? Check out more on the Solved Mysteries pages. Randy, a high schooler working on the railroads in the summer, finds himself tutoring a newcomer. Randy begins to suspect Burns of being a German spy. Stephen Meader is a very skilled writer of boys'' adventure book. Grandpa, Grandma, and Patrick's tallest sisters slept there. In the back bedroom a bed sat between Grandma's trunk and Mother's cedar chest.
Patrick slept in the middle of that bed between Mike and Tim. Patrick's new bed was delivered and put in the back bedroom. But, oh, my! Mother could not walk between the beds. Grandma could not open her trunk. Grandpa knew what to do. He cut the legs of the cot in half. Then he slid Patrick's cot under the bed which now belonged to MIke and Tim. When night came, Grandpa pulled it out again I've just given my copy away so can't check details but it's a Christian tale, set in England, where the girl who narrates it and her brother, Philip, live with their Aunt Margaret.
She's naughty and rebellious till she finds God and peace. NOT the Tanglewoods Secret. While T he Tanglewoods Secret is a wonderful story, it is nothing like the description given in this query. In this story, it is a British? The girl struggles with rebelling against her aunt's child-rearing while her brother is a real saint. Margaret Flora, The Tanglewood Animals, , reprint. Thank you. But sorry, that is NOT the solution. That story is somewhat parallel to the story about the Tunisian Princess but it's not the same.
Anyone have any other suggestions? Edith Unnerstad, Twilight Tales. I haven't read the book since my own childhood, so can't remember whether it fits the description in other ways. I think the ugly fairy was called a changeling, although I don't remember the name of the book. I hope it helps spark a memory. Lyon, Elinor, Rider's Rock.
Chicago, Follett Not a lot of information to go on, but perhaps this one "Since a tidal wave covered it years before, a seaside village has remained buried and intact beneath the sand. Then four children discover how to tunnel into the buildings and are exploring when another wave hits, with revealing results.
William Mayne's Low Tide has 3 New Zealand children trapped by a tidal wave, but they are lured out by a low tide to see a shipwreck, not any place with windows. Elinor Lyon , Rider's Rock, The cover you describe definitely belongs to this book The children are trapped in the house they have uncovered when another tidal wave hits and she saws her plait off to secure the window.
This was a favourite of mine when I was about 8. Lyon, Elinor, Rider's Rock , Follett , copyright. Helen Wind, Kitten Twins. Rand McNally, Found this on your Solved page. New York : Harper, Here's the only plot description I could find: "The protagonist of The Silver Nutmeg is a child who loves nature and learns an understated lesson about love. Not a complete answer, but maybe it will contain some clues to help you. The title A Friendly Bear or The Friendly Bear turned up, by Robert Bright, BUT the description says that a boy goes to visit his grandfather to have him read a book, but there's a friendly bear there instead.
So this may be throwing your search off. A bear, not a town, but could be the one! Marjory Schwalje, I Walk to the Park. Published by Whitman in a possibility? I think the opening was something like "I walk to the park, and what do I see? Possibly one of these?? I am sure that this book is " Timothy Tiger to the Rescue ". Timmy must rescue him. From what I remember, these books were set in Asia, probably India from what I remember.
Diane Duane, High Wizardry. They take along Machu Pichu, a talking bird. I can think of two possibilities for this one, neither of which is a perfect fit. The heroes of Eleanor Cameron's The Wonderful Flight to the Mushroom Planet take the chicken Henrietta along on their journey to save the planet Basidium, but the chicken doesn't talk. And in Emergence , by David Palmer , the heroine has a talking parrot, but most of the action takes place on Earth. Gerald Durrell, The Talking Parcel , Peter, Simon and Penelope stay in Greece and one day find a large talking parcel on the beach.
It contains a parrot and his spider they both talk. They journey with the parrot into Mythologia where they help HH, the wizard who created Mythologia, to fight the cockatrices who are trying to take control of the country. Was reprinted in under the title The Battle for Castle Cockatrice. I've never read this book, and I'm not positive about the title, but the cover shows a tiger in a tea cup.
It's a small picture book. The original post asks about an animal tea party in the jungle. The book offered as a possible solution which the poster admits they have never seen is definitely not about this subject, and so is not a match. Sorry to be pedantic, but that answer steers the original poster to the wrong book, which is out of print, so not easy to check on. Thanks for listening! T Carlson, Bernice Wells. The junior party book. Abingdon-Cokesbury c This may be too old, but it's a possibility. It has ideas for theme parties for preteen girls and young teens. Pamela Sargent, Alien Child , Yeah, I found it!!!
The only human left on earth being raised by aliens. Or so she thinks until she meets the boy who has also been raised by an alien. The two learn together of the history of their species and try to determine its future. Thoughtful and raises a number of good questions. Alien Child is definitely the book. I love this site! I finally found this book! The Girl Who Tricked the Troll. A troll rides in on a black horse and causes trouble on a farm in Illinois. Two children try to get rid of the troll by asking questions he cannot answer. Eventually, they succeed in their task and, as part of the deal, he leaves the Barn and returns to the forest.
He sits beneath a tree trying to think of the answer to the question that the children had asked, and after a long time, he turns to stone. He still sits there to this day, as a funny looking rock. There is actually a site on the author and his other works, should anyone else be interested! Evelyn Scott ,? The Fourteen Bears in Summer and Winter. Could this possibly be it? The bears are not teddy bears, but are cuddly and friendly looking.
They do all sorts of things ice skating, swimming, eating ice cream. My own treasured copy of the book given to me in the early 80's is much bigger than a normal picture book. It's been reprinted and I have plenty of copies! I also read this book in a remedial reading class circa I think the book was called Teddy Bear Teddy Bear. I also remember there being a couple others with the same type covers but different subjects,one was a train I think.
I'm pretty sure they were of well known titles but specially made for kids with learning disabilities if this helps. I don't know if this is the book the original poster wants, but it sure sounds like it! This is a long shot, but maybe it's what you are looking for? Peter Heath which is a pseudonym author's reall name was Peter Fine , Assassins from Tomorrow , This is almost surely Assassins from Tomorrow. I've not read it but know the premise was that time travellers killed JFK, and how many times can someone has spun a whole novel out of that?
It was an original pb from Lancer Books in and I believe there's also a Magnum Books pb a bit later. Thanks for trying, though. John Jakes, Time Gate , From the description online: "John Jakes's novel is a fairly standard time travel tale. Scientists in the near-future have a time-travel device that they use to research the past; the project leaders have to scramble to stop an intern who uses the machine to travel into the past in order to assassinate the president, a man promoting a nuclear disarmament treaty that the intern opposes.
Maybe it was some kind of poetry anthology that had Sally 'traveling' through various poems? Yes, now that I'm thinking back there was a few pages about the Pobble who has no toes and Aunt Jabisca So you might be right as fas as this girl "Sally" traveling through several stories and poems. Seems like there was also a page about a yak And from what I can remember "Sally' had short wiry red hair and freckles.
And when she is talking with the cowboy and having tumbleweed tea, I think there is mention of Timbuktoo, and his 10 gallon hat. I can picture the cowboy in my mind, and the little girl Sally, her name could also be Elizabeth Anonymous, Go Ask Alice. This book is written as the "diary" of a teen girl who gets addicted to drugs, runs away, winds up in a commune at one point, and I think maybe also winds up pregnant in the end. I'm not sure it really is a real diary - just written as if it were one.
Could it be this? Famous book.
I think it was a real diary, thus the anonymous author? I'm fairly certain that the book described is not Go Ask Alice. None of the details that the poster gave match the plot of that book. Dragonwagon, Crescent, To Take a Dare , It's about a runaway who takes up with other hippies, does drugs, and gets pregnant. I don't recall if it had a character in it named Curly Red, though.
This definitely isn't To Take a Dare - the heroine of that book does drugs with her suburban friends before she runs away, but has stopped long before she settles in a town popular with leftover hippies. So that might help in the process of elimination. This is a real long-shot, but I couldn't help noticing the similarity in names.
If you check R53 in archives on this site - "Rat called not-polite", one of the possible solutions is a book entitled " Twirlup on the moon " by Laura Bannon. I thought of "Trilliwip" because I had read your intriguing post earlier. It may be a real stretch, but I thought I'd suggest it anyway.. Edgar Eager, Time garden. Rescue was an anthology, while Mutiny was a novel.
The short stories had appeared in Boys' Life magazine. The stories continued to appear after the books were published, so if you remember something that was not in the books, you probably read it in the short stories. I remember the boys running afoul of a farmer named Jay Henney Haney? A short story in the s in Boys' Life re-visited this character. If you can find a library with old issues of Boys' Life, you may be able to get all of the stories.
Ruth Chew, Summer Magic , Sarah and Timothy are transported into the past while visiting a display of an old house at the Brooklyn Museum. They stay with a couple named the Maartens and meet some Indians. Just bought and read this Scholastic book. It's about three children who somehow travel in time through a combination of smelling a pillow they found in an old attic trunk and walking into a garden maze. It's a book I loved as a child, but I can't remember much more than that. I think the people they ended up living with in the past were former slaves who had joined a Native tribe, but I'm not sure if that was my interpretation or part of the book.
I don't recall the specific scene with all of the old loves it's been many years since I read it , but it sounds very much like Jurgen's preoccupations. Many reprints exist, and the book is available online with illustrations here and here. Thank you for solving this - it was driving me and my wife crazy. A little research showed that the copy that I had was a Dover Press reprint released in I want to buy a paperback copy, I did find it on Amazon, but I'll give you a chance 1st if you want to sell me a copy. Elizabeth Hart Ritter, Parasols is for Ladies.
Winston Co. About 3 little girls in the Deep South who get brand-new colorful Easter dresses and matching parasols for Easter Sunday. Hardcover, 96 pages. Elizabeth Ritter , The Three Parasols, Elizabeth Ritter wrote a 5-part series for Jack and Jill magazine that started in the November, issue. It was called "The Three Parasols," and I assume the book mentioned above is a book version of the stories. In it, three sisters, Gennie, Nolie, and Rellie, see the parasols in the store window and can't afford them.
They end up earning the money by taking care of a cow and selling the buttermilk. At one point the money they have saved is lost it turns out that one of the little girls has buried it in the hope that it will grow into more money. No mention of the mom making dresses that match, but I don't have all the issues of the magazine, or it might have been added to the book. That might help the seeker decide whether Parasols is for Ladies is the right book. Charlotte Steiner, Little John Little , This is the book, and I have it, but am having trouble locating it.
It's a Wonder Book, and Charlotte Steiner did the illustrations as well as the story. As I recall the book, Little John Little is a very tiny fellow who, at the very beginning of the book, is inadvertently swept out the front door of his house by his normal-sized mother and proceeds to build his own tiny house to live in, I think out of matchsticks.
There's an illustration of him picking a huge to him blueberry from a ladder probably also made of matchsticks. He befriends a ladybug named I think Reddy, who becomes his pet. One day he goes swimming. I think I recall a picture of him diving from a lillypad into the water, near a frog. I think he then falls asleep on a leaf and is blown by the wind for some distance.
He ends up near a cow eating grass who's about to inadvertently, again eat him when a bird swoops down and saves him. She takes him to her nest high in a tree with her young ones. He thanks her and asks her to take him home, but she thinks he's better off with her and takes off. He gets help from a squirrel, who first takes him to her home in a hole in the tree and feeds him along with her children.
I'm quite sure there's an illustration looking from outside -- where it's become dark -- through the hole into the lighted home, where Little Johon Little is eating at a table with the squirrel family. After that the squirrel gives him a ride down the tree. He's still feeling somewhat stranded, but I think a passing mouse gives him a ride home on her back, and I think I recall Reddy waiting at the door to the lighted home as Little John Little arrives.
I recall the last illustration being of Little John Little sleeping in the matchbox bed with Reddy up on the "headboard" which I think is the top of the matchbox turned up. The illustrations are great, very much like those in A Surprise for Mrs. Bunny, which Charlotte Steiner also wrote and illustrated. Mother Holle. In this German fairy tale, two sisters take turns working for Mother Holle, who lives at the bottom of a well. Text can be found online. If you search for "Mother Holle" you can find many websites that have the entire story online. I suspect the version you're looking for is a picture book, not a story in an anthology, so you might want to look at Mother Holly by the Brothers Grimm , retold and illustrated by Bernadette Watts Crowell, or Mother Holly: a retelling from the Brothers Grimm by John Warren Stewig , with illustrations by Johanna Westerman North-South Books, Yesterday, I suggested John W.
I'd like to withdraw that suggestion, as Stewig says in his introduction, "In all previous editions, pitch or tar fell on Blanche. Because that would be difficult to remove, I changed it to barbs, bristles and burrs, which are miserable but not impossible to remove. These are all collections of stories, so if the stumper requester is looking for a book with a single story in it, Mother Holly by Bernadette Watts Crowell, may be the one sought.
Kingdom of the Cats. I read a similar story in a Reader's Digest collection of fairy tales. It was called "colony of the cats" or "kingdom of the cats," something like that. The good woman who took care of the cats was dipped in a barrel of gold, while the bad woman was dipped in oil and got a donkey tail in her forehead. Sinbad and Me is the title of the 1st book, then he wrote a sequel or two, one of which is entitled Mystery of the Witch Who Wouldn't.
These books by Kin Platt are the ones you're looking for. Kin Platt, Sinbad and Me , Sadly out of print, and somewhat hard to find.
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The dog is an English bulldog named Sinbad. Steve does have an elderly friend, Mrs. Teska, who is a shopkeeper, and she appears in more than one book, but I can't remember if she's Polish. I read these books so long ago that I'm not certain which one you're looking for, but it is probably either Sinbad and Me or The Ghost of Hellsfire Street. Please see the Solved Mysteries "S" page for more information. Elisa Bialk, Tizz is a cow pony , There are lots of Tizz books.
They were published by Childrens Press. Two possiblities for T I believe I know what book you are talking about. What jogged my memory was when you mentioned ice cubes. I remember that specifically from the book. The picture on the front shows a girl with black shoulder-length hair in bed with a nurse leaning over her holding a tray. It seems to be the one you are looking for.
Not sure if it would be either of these, but they have similar elements No, I'm afraid it's not " Castle in the Sky " Beyond the Midnight Mountains. I have the paper back bought through a book club in ish as a child. Garth Nix, Shade's Children. I read this about a year ago, and can't find my copy now to check details, but it sounds a lot like it. However the date given is so may be too late to be the right book.
On that Sad Birthday, the child is the object of an obscene harvest - his brains and muscles are used to construct machine-like creatures whose sole purpose is to kill. The mysterious Shade - once a man, but now more like the machines he fights - recruits the few children lucky enough to escape. He gives them food, shelter, and the training they need to fight the Overlords.
But Shade's sent many children out on mission - and fewer of them are coming back. By luck, cunning, and skill, four of Shade's children - Ella, Drum, Ninde and Gold-Eye - have come closer than any to discovering the source of the Overlords' power - and the key to their downfall. But the closer the children get, the more ruthless Shade seems to become Alexander Key, Escape to Witch Mountain, The story is about two orphans, Tony and Tia, who have moderate paranormal abilities. After their "granny", the elderly woman who took them in when they were very little, dies, they are placed by social services in a juvenile detention home under grim, unwholesome conditions.
Both have repressed memories of their past, but discover clues -- a map and a huge amount of money -- hidden in the bottom of a leather box owned by Tia. When a man claiming to be the brother of their deceased father shows up at the detention center to take custody of them, they instinctively know he is not their uncle and has ulterior motives.
With the assistance of a tough-nut inner-city Irish priest, the pair run away, following the map's route leading towards the Blue Ridge Mountains. As their memories begin to return, they realize that they are actually of extraterrestrial origin, and in the end they find their way to their own people. Alexander Key, Return from Witch Mountain. Actually I think it's the sequel. Alexander Key hadn't intended to write one but Disney made a feature film based on the first book and then did a sequel, Return from Witch Mountain, so Key wrote a book based on the script. Tony and Tia have been living among their own people and improving their psychic abilities.
On a visit to Los Angeles they are separated. Tony uses his gift to stop a couple of accidents and is seen by people who work for a mad scientist's experimental lab where he has kidnapped a number of telekinetic kids to work for him this idea was also used by Dean R. Koontz, in "Door to December". Tia enlists the help of a street gang to find and free Tony. The psychic elements and the story in general are much less subtle and more "showy" than the original naturally, since it started out as a movie.
The details match up -- the boy uses his telekinetic powers to prevent an accident and draws the attention of a mad scientist who wants to exploit the gifts of psychic children, etc. You might look this up on amazon. The film version starred Bette Davis and Christopher Lee, and is regarded as high camp, but Alexander Key did write the novelization you may have read, and put his own unique touches in.
McCloskey, Robert, Time of Wonder , This is a long shot, but It was based on a movie. The book includes "Diary of a Cadet Aboard the Christian Radich" [sail-training ship], along with diagrams of a square-rigger, old sailors' superstitions, nautical terms, and the explanation of sailing a square-rigged ship. It is definitely "a thin paperback with a sailboat on the front" -- the book is light blue and the sailboat is the Christian Radich under full sail, at an angle that makes her look tall and thin. Hyla M. Clark text , introductions by Frank O. What year did you go to school? Could this be the book you're looking for?
This book was published in association with Operation Sail, which celebrated the Bicentennial of the signing of the Declaration of Independence by gathering tall ships from around the world and sailing them into New York Harbor in time for the Independence Day celebration. Over 50 full-color photographs, plus additional photographs in black and white. Paperback, with a picture of a sailing ship against the Manhattan skyline on the cover, blue borders. It's about pages long--I don't know if that's thin enough for you!
I have recently remembered more details. Female love interest is named Florence. She has several brothers and one is named Gregory. He marries an Indian girl. From an online review: "The story is about a young girl who moves with her family to an isolated area where the only contact with the outside world is by sailing schooner that stopped two or three times a year with supplies, news and mail brought by a handsome young captain. Enright, Elizabeth, Tatsinda , Try Tatsinda , by Elizabeth Enright.
It is a fairly short book, 65 pages. Girl lives in a magical kingdom. The trolls mine "greb" inside the mountain and don't go outside during the day. The girl's kingdom does shine in the sun. There are pictures showing crystal palaces and houses. I hope this helps.
The main character is a young child and is living in basically the real world. No crystal palace, no kingdom, just an ordinary kid. Also, I don't remember anything like a kidnapping taking place at all. It was the troll mountain or treasure far away that belonged to the trolls that was shining. Thanks for the guess anyway though. I'll keep checking back. I want to read it to my kids so badly!
Conroy, Pat, The Water is Wide. This is a semi-autobiographical story written by Conroy later, made into a movie with John Voight, Conrak. He travels to Yamacraw, an island off the coast of South Carollina, to teach very poor, isolated, African-American children.
I don't know when it was originally published, but the movie came out in Pat Conroy, The Water is Wide , The date is wrong, and the location, but the plot is similar. Thanks so much for the help! Thanks so much to you and the other responders for this wonderful service. This is definitely the book being sought. It is set in the s, in Kentuckys rural tobacco country. He has pupils on the census, but only a third attend classes: the rest are needed for farmwork. The students have to purchase their own books and classes are held during the summer so that the district doesn't have to pay for textbooks or coal to heat the schoolhouse.
Stuart is also in charge of maintaining the school grounds painting the school, putting lime in the outhouses and teaching his barefooted pupils to maintain public health no drinking from the same dipper, no chewing tobacco on the school grounds. The man in the Stetson was their only chance for survival in the snowbound car. He offered refuge, but would this leave her wanting more?
Within Reach : Spending time at their new Maine vacation home was supposed to rejuvenate their marriage. Instead Danica finds herself spending all of her time either alone or with her new neighbor, Michael, while her husband stays behind in Boston, tending to his career. Clair have spent their lives trying to escape the legacy of their wealthy, social-climbing mother, Virginia, who had little time and even less feeling for her daughters.
Casey plans to sell the townhouse until she visits and becomes intrigued by the spectacular hidden garden and its mysterious gardener, and by a journal in the desk detailing the harrowing tale of a young woman named Jenny Clyde. The Summer I Dared : Set off the coast of Maine, this is the story of three lives irrevocably changed by a single tragic accident.
Facets : Setting ranges from the glitz of New York to the elitism of Boston to the nitty-gritty of the fictional small Maine mining town of Timiny Cove. DEMARCO, Tom Dark Harbor House : A simple little love story, woven with tantilizing details of an old mansion's not totally respectable history, and a hint of gentle satire added, create this novel which the author describes as a gentle coming-of-age story that takes place in the late s on an island off the coast of Maine. The story of a wonderful and helpful dog as told through a human narrator.
Luisa Domic : A novel of contemporary good and evil -- of family life and the nurturing spirit invaded by political terror and the specter of mass murder. The story is set against the golden days of October in rural Maine. To the home of a strong couple with three remarkable children come a composer and a political activist who is escorting a beautiful woman Luisa Domic , a victim of Chilean terror. This story first appeared in the August issue of Doc Savage Magazine. Doc and his aides become involved in Maine with the heirs of pirate treasure and a supposed ghost of a eighteenth-century backwoods sharpshooter.
Doc and his aides investigate a Maine cave which supposedly leads into the earth to Hell itself, accompanied by a strange man who claims to be a minor demon who had escaped therefrom. They plan to share this occasion together at a summerhouse in Maine, but none of them expects the gift that awaits them at the summerhouse: the chance for each of them to relive the past.
One of them is a reckless, unpredictable psychopath, bent on kidnaping, but capable of murder. He lost his wife, daughter, and faith in the aftermath of a single act of wickedness, and forgiveness seems unattainable. But then, in desperation, he sets out for fictional Dublin, Maine, a small coastal town where, rumor has it, miracles are happening. Published by Bethany House. Winter Haven : Christian fction. Thirteen years ago, Siggy Gamble ran away from home, never to be found -- until his body washes ashore on the tiny island of Winter Haven off the coast of Maine.
Now his sister, Vera, travels north to claim the body, and finds herself tangled in the many secrets haunting the island: tales of lost colonies, of a witch bent on revenge, and of a towering forest where no creature dares to live. Octavia's Hill was their legacy. Here Luther Perry had brought the first Octavia as a bride. But there was a darker side to Luther.
He would leave a brutal and indelible stamp on the second Octavia, his daughter, and on his great granddaughter, Tave. Set in rural Maine. Maddy's Song : Tells the story of Maddy Dow, a brilliant pianist, her family, and their life in the small town of Freedom, Maine. Cliff Walk : Marriage of a beautiful but insecure actress and brilliant mathematician is threatened by dark figures from the past.
Begins with the story of three orphans indentured from Christ's Hospital, London, to John Silas and his wife Prudence, all bound for 17th-century Massachusetts, and ends with that of their descendent, Content Cushing, in 20th-century Trafton Harbor, Maine. Voice from the Grave : Set in the Maine backwoods. Adele, Howie's doting and indulgent mother, refused to believe her only son was dead - even when the wreckage of the canoe was found.
It was the romance Reginald had always dreamed about, only his dreams were getting darker and darker. Ale was never as complicated as this! His estranged alcoholic father is the prime suspect in the shooting murders of a cop and a timber company executive. Set on the coast and north woods, with 'vivid wilderness scenes. But when he arrives, he finds blood in the road but no deer or driver, and the state trooper assigned to the accident appears strangely unconcerned.
Bad Little Falls : Bowditch has been sent into exile to a remote outpost on the Canadian border. When a blizzard descends, Bowditch is called to the rustic cabin of a terrified couple. A raving, half-frozen man has appeared at their door, claiming his friend is lost in the storm. But what starts as a rescue mission in the wilderness soon becomes a baffling murder investigation. The dead man is a notorious drug dealer, and state police detectives suspect it was his own friend who killed him. Bowditch isn't so sure.
Massacre Pond July : Bowditch is handed a controversial case when five moose are found senselessly slaughtered on the property of animal rights activist Elizabeth Moore, who's been buying up timberland to create a new national park. The book begins in when the Angel Gabriel , which had set sail from Bristol, England, is destroyed in a hurricane just off the coast of Pemaquid, Maine. Madeline Pike, thrown into the sea, is rescued by a handsome young man, and the two develop feelings for each other.
Historical figures are intermingled with fictional ones. The people of La Palma are fighting for their lives as theie island volcano, Cumbre Vieja, erupts; soon ash and lava will annihilate everything, unless they can destroy the volcano first, by planting explosives on the fault line. Three thousand miles away, across the Atlantic Ocean, the peaceful seaport of Goodwill, Maine is getting ready for its annual summer festival, Founder's Day. Everyone is in a carnival mood, but all is not right - freak swells strike the coast, corpses are washed from cemeteries, whales disappear from the sea.
A convoy of surfers arrive: their network tells them something big is going to happen in this town any day now Compilation of the yarns told by Leroy Dudley, guide and spinner of tales at Chimney Pond on Maine's Mount Katahdin, who during the first half of this century enchanted countless outdoor enthusiasts with his stories about Pamola, The Penobscot Indian God of Thunder who protected the mountain.
Set in a seacoast village in Maine in mid-winter. Bigfoot Stalks the Coast of Maine and other twisted downeast tales : Hilarious spoof of science fiction and the stereotype of a small Maine town. Shanna Sewell was warned by her father to keep away from the Indians who shared the wildly beautiful Maine frontier. But fate brought her face-to-face with Bold Wolf, the proud, sensual son of the Bear People's chief Penobscots.
The encounter left her trembling, with something more than fear. Includes a short story about town meeting, 'What Counts in Bogs Harbor. This is the first in a new series, set in the fictional town of Moosetookalook, Maine, in the present day. Liss MacCrimmon is a professional Scottish dancer sidelined by a knee injury who returns to her home town and walks straight into a murder.
Polly Birdwell, a recovering alcoholic, moves to a coastal Maine town and struggles to remake her life and regain custody of her young daughter. Great Spruce Island is the inspiration for Bride Island. Set in contemporary rural Maine mid-coast and hill country. When an old ice fisherman hooks the body of a gay philanthropist from beneath the ice on Hiram Bog, long-festering emotional tensions between the locals of Venice, Maine, and 'people from away' are exposed, and it's up to Sam Barrows, Thoreau County Sheriff, to sort things out.
Gwen Fletcher is the only single girl in Misty Harbor, Maine, and is surrounded by potential suitors. However, she's got a restaurant to renovate and the carpenter she's hired seems bent on avoiding her. Gwen needs to convince Daniel Creighton that she's not trying to land a husband. But soon, small town gossip has them together -- and it dawns on Daniel he's fallen for Gwen! Anne Marie, thinking she's getting a part in a Maine-based production of Wuthering Heights , instead finds herself among brooding mysterious families who seem to be consciously reliving the lives and plot of the book.
Mansion of Evil : Gothic suspense. Lapped by the icy waters of the Gulf of Maine, the mansion of Ravensnest brooded like a specter from the past over the fishing town of Tregoney. To the gloomy ruin of a house came beautiful Diane Montrose on a nursing assignment. Witch's Hammer : Gothic suspense. An assignment any woman would envy: year-old Samantha Crawford is sent to Maine to interview Peter Castellano for Secrets magazine.
And moreover, the Valentino of the stage has specifically requested that she write his biography. Ravensnest : Gothic suspense. House of Valhalla : Gothic suspense. Valhalla is a secluded mansion in Maine, the home of the Richters, wealthy refuges from war-torn Germany.
It is here that beautiful young Lorna Mitchell is summoned by Johann Richter to help. At a point in her life where Molly needs to find answers about her own identity, she sets out across the country to meet her estranged daughter on Ridgeport Island, a small island in Maine. This novel crosses three generations of beekeepers to tell the story of Regina Merritt, a determined woman who is forced at a young age to choose between happiness and survival.
Follows four generations of a Maine shipbuilding family. The ASH has been sold, and the chilling iceberg turns out to be a bad omen; one of the guests, Calder Maddox, an evil pharmaceutical mogul, dies, and foul play is suspected. Though it has all the trimmings of an ordinary mystery -- the discovery of a corpse, the search for clues, a complex plot and the kidnapping of a witness -- this multilayered novel transcends the genre review from Publisher's Weekly. Serena came to Gresham Island in a violent storm, narrowly escaping drowning in the battering waves.
This would be no peaceful haven, but the wild ocean was no more violent than the bitter hatred in the people. Thea Kozak travels to Maine to track down the brutal murderer of her adopted sister, Carrie, by retracing Carrie's search for her birth mother. Silent Buddy : Novel about drug smuggling and the hardscrabble life in a small Maine town.
The hero is a high school biology teacher. Liberty or Death : Mystery. Thea Kozak is literally left standing at the altar when her longtime love, state trooper Andre Lemieux, is kidnapped by a right-wing militia group in a small Maine town. FORD, Elaine Monkey Bay : Set in a Maine coastal town, novel follows the actions of Marilla Pratt, who abandons her daughter and husband to resume a relationship with Tucker Burchard, causing dramatic changes in the lives of the other two.
Years later, the daughter returns and created problems for her parents in this portrait of unhappy lives. Author is University of Maine English professor. Feeling that Harp Cove, Maine, is the perfect place to live with her little daughter, especially since she had a magical encounter with a mystery man one summer night, single mother Dr. Delaney Poole decides to invent a husband to avoid smalltown gossip, but her plan goes awry when her mystery man materializes in the form of her new landlord.
If the Slipper Fits : Romance. Anne Sayer and wealthy heir Connor Emory fell in love on Candlewick Island, Maine, years ago, but when Anne broke up with Connor for no apparent reason, he fled, only returning now that his has father died, leaving him to manage the vast family business holdings, including the Sea Bluff Inn on Candlewick Island. FOY, George Challenge : Paul Briggs, once a promising boat designer, has fallen into despair over the disappearance of his wife and daughter.
He and his cousin Jack have been contracted by a well-heeled corporate syndicate to design a yacht for the America's Cup competition. For Briggs, this is a chance to save the Maine boatyard that's been in his family for five generations, and the town of French Harbor, with its cast of curmudgeonly Downeast inhabitants. The project takes on even more urgency when Jack is murdered one night by an intruder clearly looking for the yacht plans and test results. Suddenly Paul Briggs is tossed into a maelstrom of murder, sabotage and treachery. Pilgrim , Harlequin American Romance series : Romance.
Libby Pilgrim, staid and sensible college archivist, wouldn't have kidnapped Joshua Noon without a very good reason. And what better reason could there be than the protection of her beloved Maine coastline? Rugged outdoorsman Dante Nichelini has loved Meg from afar for years and finally has the chance to show it when she returns town.
But trouble looms, because the spunky single mom is convinced her that her son has a twin, a baby taken from Meg at birth. Dante is the only man who can help her, but past secrets threaten to shatter the happiness that he and Meg have found. Author is Maine native. The Forgotten Condition of Things : Evelyn Moore, a clinical psychologist recently moved to Maine, and her patient, Sophie Davenport, are the two women at the center of the book, set in a mental hospital.
On a moonlit night, the teenagers make a promise to meet at their favorite place, an abandoned golf course in a small Maine town, in fifteen years. When Kate who narrates the story returns to the town and the appointed spot, she sets in motion life-changing events. All he remembers is the summer he spent in Maine when he was seventeen and the girl he spent it with. Sea Room : Novel about three generations of a small, close family living on a saltwater farm near the coast of Maine around World War II.
Claire Elliot to shelter her adolescent son, Noah, from the distractions of the big city, and the lingering memory of his father's death. But when a teenaged boy under her care commits an appalling act of violence after Claire stops prescribing a controversial drug to the troubled boy, her plans are shattered. Before she can defend herself, a rash of new teenage violence erupts in Tranquility, forcing Claire to perform increasingly risky emergency procedures. And when one of her patients dies, the town's panic turns to fury. Shaken by accusations, and fearful that Noah is now at risk, Claire desperately searches for a medical cause behind the murderous epidemic.
She begins to suspect that the placid waters of Locust lake conceal a disturbing history, and an even greater threat: a shocking conspiracy to manipulate nature, and turn innocents to slaughter. The Highwayman : A French spy stirs up all kinds of trouble in early Maine. Classic colonial romance and crime. Involves storm-tossed secrets and a mysterious group of islands off the coast of Maine. A beautiful girl threatens a bewildered young man, against a colorful background of historic islands. The rugged coastline and the Penobscot Bay are as present as are the townsfolk in this tale of lobstering, love, and mystery.
And although he seems unaware of his surroundings, Walt begins to exert a strange influence on Amber and her friends. After a meteorite crashes in the woods nearby local people suspect Frances might be trouble. A spellbinding suspense novel set on the rockbound coast of Maine, Gordon's writing sometimes compared to that of Daphne du Maurier's. Murder in Maine : Returning home to Wyndham Manor, Anne tries to solve the puzzle of her uncle's apparent suicide. Jabez Knight stakes out a claim to acres and builds a homestead at Morning River, where he lives with his family.
Sequel to No Other Place. GRANT, Richard Tex and Molly in the Afterlife : Having survived the '60s, the Me Decade, Reaganomics and the Republican Revolution, aging hippies Tex and Molly of Dublin, Maine, refuse to abandon their principles for material comforts, making them more suited than most for that long, strange trip to the other side.
But her latest problem isn't so easily repaired. Along with the rotting floor joists and sagging support beams, there's the little matter of the dead man in Jake's storeroom, an ice pick firmly planted in his cranium. Triple Witch : A crime wave is sweeping the quiet town of Eastport, Maine. After discovering the dead body of Kenny Mumford, the town's petty thief and ne'er-do-well, Jacobia Tiptree and her best friend set out to catch the killer.
Wicked Fix : For Jacobia Tiptree and her teenaged son, Sam, September promises tranquil days winter-proofing their rambling handyman's special of a home in Eastport, Maine, until someone slits the throat of vicious Reuben Tate and the police trace a bloodied scalpel to surgeon Victor Tiptree -- Jacobia's former husband. This year Jake is hoping the plaster dust will keep them away while she finally gets her gem of a fixer-upper into shape.
But when the charming and mysterious Jonathan Raines appears on her doorstep, and then just as suddenly disappears, remodeling the house becomes the least of Jake's problems. But though Christmas is just two weeks away, what they find is far from festive: a dazed Faye Anne covered with blood, and her no-good husband, the town butcher, nowhere in sight; until Jake discovers his body tidily wrapped in his own butcher paper. Takes place Eastport, Maine.
Unhinged: A Home Repair is Homicide Mystery Mallets Aforethought : A skeleton dressed in s flapper chic pops out of a closet, putting Ellie's husband George in line for a murder conviction.
Perhaps you read one of these? Do I regret it? Peale and J. She was a servant type who looked after the children but was not a good person. Ages 12 and up.
Crisper : Horror. Set in fictitious Kemperfield, Maine. Involves the mysterious Mr. Crisper and his sinister snack food manufacturing plant. The Ravenous : Horror. A teenager discovers the truth about his rural Maine town -- where most of the adults belong to a human-sacrifice cult. Ghosts of Eden : Horror. Set in , about a young woman who returns to her childhood home of Bar Harbor after spending several years in a mental hospital.
Manny Williams, a cat burglar, tries to become a good father starting by kidnapping his 5-yr-old son, Nicky, from foster care and ends up hiding in Eastport, Maine. Involves Russian mafia. When Jane moves back to the sleepy Maine fishing community where she was born, Green Haven, she's hoping to escape the crime and criminals of Miami. It's a bit of a shock, then, when Nick Dow, the town drunk, turns up dead, and it's not the simple accident that everyone assumes it to be. The stories capture the outrageous unpredictability of family celebrations, one story for each of the twelve days of Christmas, all set against the backdrop of rural Maine.
Memoir rather than fiction. Her story is paralleled by the tragic story of a family who lived in the same house over years ago. The family's story slowly reveals the solution to a murder mystery that was never solved in the close knit community. Leeway Cottage : 'Chronicles how an unlikely marriage endures over the course of the 20th century.
Good-bye and Amen: A Novel : In a summer cottage on the coast of Maine, an unlikely love was nurtured, a marriage endured, and a family survived. Now it is time for the children of that marriage to make peace with the wounds and the treasures left to them. As he begins to notice signs of mental aging, he looks to longtime student Hank as his successor. HALL, Linda Coast of Maine Christian mystery series Margaret's Peace : When Margaret Collinwood inherits her childhood home in Coffins Reach, Maine, she returns to the seafront house hoping to rest, paint, and to find the peace she has lost after the death of her daughter and the subsequent breakup of her marriage.
But Margaret's return to her family home forces her to face difficult childhood memories surrounding the fatal accident that took the life of her sister twenty-five years earlier. Island of Refuge : As the police begin an extensive investigation of their friend's death, Naomi and Zoe are distraught. Two states over, Margot begins her own investigation because Jo lived with them for a few months.
What she discovers shatters her to the very core and intertwines the lives of the island dwellers as they seek to make peace with themselves, their lives, and God. Katheryn's Secret : Mystery writer Sharon Colebrook finds herself the unexpected recipient of her deceased Aunt Katie's papers, and hopes to learn about a murder Katie had hinted at years before. But as Sharon and her husband Jeff begin to investigate, the carefully kept facade of her strict religious family begins to crumble.
Secrets, long buried, begin to surface, and only God's grace can put this family back together again. Sadie's Song : Nine-year-old Ally Buckley disappears, in circumstances that closely resemble another recent and chilling event. Fear spreads throughout the Maine fishing village of Coffins Reach and the local church that Sadie and her family attend.
Then Sadie discovers a drawing done by Ally among her abusive husband's possesions, an odd evidence that danger may be closer to home than she'd ever known possible. Steal Away : A famous evangelist hires P. Teri Blake-Addison to solve a mystery connected to his wife's death in a boating accident.
Set in Maine and on Grand Manan Island. Also examines Internet-only churches vs. Carl Houseman, celebrated minister and speaker, is determined to find out what really happened to his wife, declared dead five years ago after her sailboat washed ashore on a coastal island of Maine.
Private investigator Teri Blake-Addison must piece together the life of this woman who felt she didn't know or understand the God that her husband so faithfully served. Did Ellen really die in those cold Atlantic waters? Two young women, a Southerner living on a plantation surrounded by scarred and blood-soaked battlefields, and a Northerner, living on an isolated Maine island, her beloved husband fighting for the Confederacy, exchange letters. A Dream of Paris : In Maine, Laura pursues her dream to study art in Paris, encouraged by an aging painter, a suffragette friend, and her own father, a farmer who had once dreamed of singing opera.
Abbott's Reach : Sequel to Pink Chimneys. A headstrong woman Elizabeth's daughter, M prepares to go to sea with her husband, setting the stage for romance, adventure, and family strife. HAND, Elizabeth Generation Loss : A down and out photographer visits a Maine island to interview a famously reclusive photographer and confronts an old mystery and the disappearance of a local teenager.
Psychological thriller. Setting is coast of Maine, Selena came alone to the mansion on the isolated Maine coast. There she met Ian Carrick, a physician turned recluse, haunted by a telepathic gift that has destroyed his desire to heal. Selena comes to him, the only person he's ever met who is immune to his psychic powers. A mesmerizing innocent, she turns his life upside down, bringing light into darkness.
Kentucky race tracks, fifty-second street jazz clubs in the forties, Billie Holiday in Harlem, Boston's Beacon Hill, summers in Maine, winters in Manhattan; such is the unusual landscape of the inner life of an American woman. Author is part-time Georgetown resident. A conscientious student and star of the basketball team, he lives in an affluent household and enjoys the latest in electronic marvels.